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The DayStarter: Temps will dip and Trump has a clear plan for his first 100 days

Today starts cooler and drier, and only tops out in the mid 70s under partly cloudy skies, 10Weather WTSP reports. A secondary front moves through tomorrow afternoon, but rain chances are very slim at 10 percent. The key to this front is that even cooler and drier air will come in behind it. That means we will dip into the 50s and 60s for early Friday morning.

• The Florida Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this morning on why convicted murderer Timothy Lee Hurst should or should not be executed. Hurst won a major victory in January when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Florida's sentencing system in death penalty cases, and in so doing ordered the state's highest court to resentence him. Times/Herald Tallahassee bureau chief Steve Bousquet will have coverage of the arguments today on tampabay.com/politics.

• The Tampa City Council meets at 9 a.m., when it will hear from police Chief Eric Ward about the recommendations that the U.S. Department of Justice made to the city after its nearly year-long review of the city's bicycle ticketing practices. Follow Rick Danielson on Twitter (@Danielson_Times) for updates.

• Donald Trump is now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, but he is also keenly aware that many in his own party — and many Americans, frankly — are scared and anxious about the idea of him in the Oval Office. Even he is not sure how a divided nation would adjust to the first 100 days of a Trump presidency. What he does know, however, is what he wants to do in those early months.

• Here are the top things to do today around Tampa Bay.

• Today is Cinco De Mayo. But like its Irish cousin, St. Patrick's Day, this regional Mexican holiday may be more of a big deal in the United States than in its home country. Cinco de Mayo marks Mexico's victory over the invading French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. So why do we celebrate it in the United States?

• For Cinco de Mayo, our food editor offers these tips for making guacamole. We've got a list of local Cinco de Mayo parties and parades, too.

Two youths travel by bicycle on a Tampa street. Police have been accused of targeting black bicycle riders more than other racial groups. It is a claim that sparked a U.S. Justice Department investigation resulting in recommendations to the police department. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times 
2015]

Two youths travel by bicycle on a Tampa street. Police have been accused of targeting black bicycle riders more than other racial groups. It is a claim that sparked a U.S. Justice Department investigation resulting in recommendations to the police department. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times 2015]

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